Currenta GmbH & Co. OHG is the operator of the CHEMPARK site in Leverkusen and is responsible, among other tasks, for energy supply and environmental services. For reasons unknown to date, an explosion followed by a fire occurred in the tank farm of Currenta's Bürrig waste disposal center at around 09:40 on July 27, 2021. Unfortunately, there are so far 2 dead, several injured and still 5 missing employees. Our sympathy goes to all those affected and their relatives.
We, LEVACO Chemicals GmbH, are not affected by the incident and were able to resume production as usual with a half-day delay. We continue to produce to the same extent and production, research and development is not affected by the impact.
Due to the increased traffic volume caused by closures and traffic jams, there may be delays in logistics. We ask for your understanding in this regard. Our employees will keep you informed at all times.